simian - Dictionary definition and meaning for word simian
simian like simi(lar)/SAME + an ( only one) and nearly similar to mankind is the monkey or ape and that is why simian.
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SIMIAN - SIMI = SIMILAR and MIAN or MAN, therefore the word SIMIAN means something similar to man. As the ape, gorilla and the chimpanzee are ancestors of man they are termed as SIMIANS.
simian - like a semi man i.e a monkey
simian...think how cricketer symonds look.he looks like a monkey...ttherefore symonds is a simian...